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Developing the "leaders" to close the achievement gap, but instead feels disorganized, disconnected, and disconnected.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Where there has been the introduction of great teachers into the profession and great leaders of schools and systems who would otherwise not have considered education, that's a benefit to the students in high needs communities who might not otherwise have access to that talent.

Cons

Incestuous. Lacks understanding about developing SMART goals. At the regional level puts leaders in place who may be smart, but who are not managers and then fails to develop them. Insular -- actions demonstrate that non-alumni have little value internally or externally.

Advice to Management

Learn to manage, develop your managers, recognize that you do not know everything and that others might have valuable insight.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. Great Work, Done by the Undervalued

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Motivated People -Great Cause -Young Environment -Some Autonomy

    Cons

    - Work Life Balance - Human Resources: very few opportunities/paths to be coached and developed unless you go and find it for yourself. - High Turn Over - Continual Changing in Programming makes for lack of consistency - Unclear Measures of Success & Outcomes

    Advice to Management

    In terms of Program Managers because the goals and Measures of Success are unclear their roles become either insignificant and or begin to micro-manage their team toward goals that are meaningless. It's time to stick to one thing for awhile to see its true impact v. pulling it the second something new comes along.


  2. Not bad if you love education!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member
    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teach for America provides you with invaluable experience that is potentially life-changing for both you and your students. You will never be so tested as you are in a Corps Member position.

    Cons

    Teach for America is a large organization and has to adopt corporate structure in order to meet their big goals. At times, "corporate-speak," overbearing insider culture, and an almost religious feeling to the organization can become overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease the corporate-speak! Increase support for corps members rather than directing attention in 1,000 different ways.


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